Sunday, 10 May 2015

Israeli forces injure 3 farmers, arrest 2 fishermen in northern Gaza


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli troops shot and injured three Palestinian farmers in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday afternoon and arrested two fishermen off Beit Lahiya's coast, locals told Ma'an.

The three injured men, from the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis, were first evacuated by ambulance to Shifa hospital in Gaza City and later transferred to the European Hospital in Khan Younis.

Medics said one of the three sustained serious wounds.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said she was aware of three Palestinian "suspects" approaching the border.

However, she said that Israeli forces had fired warning shots into the air, and that the army was not aware of any injuries.

Separately, Israeli navy forces arrested two Palestinian fishermen off the coast in Beit Lahiya.

A human rights group told Ma'an that Israeli gunboats fired warning gunshots at a fishing boat before arresting two fishermen on board. more

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